Melvin D. Cheitlin

University of California San Francisco, USA

Melvin D. Cheitlin is a recipient of the M.D. and M.A.C.C. degrees. Dr. Cheitlin is an Emeritus Professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif, USA, and Former Chief of cardiology at the San Francisco General Hospital. Prior to joining UCSF, he served in the US Army Medical Department and retired as Chief of cardiology at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is the author of over 150 papers, over 50 book chapters, and 2 books. He has also served as an Associate Editor of circulation and Associate Editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Cheitlin has earned the position of the Chair of the Cardiovascular Board; moreover, he has worked as a Director of the ABIM. He has received 2 awards which give him the greatest pleasure: The UCSF Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award and the Gifted Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology. He is presently the Organizer of the Fall Session Medical Series at the Fromm Institute and Editor of the Yearbook of Cardiology. In 2011 he won the Dickson Emeritus Professor Award. His research interests include valvular heart disease, coronary artery anomalies, and cardiac disease in AIDS.

Biography Updated on 27 December 2011

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